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Rixo Balkan Grill

tochowchick May 12, 2009 07:42 AM

A new place has just opened in the little plaza on Millwood Road at Sutherland Dr in Leaside (the plaza with the licence office). They've moved in to what used to be the Chinese restaurant space. It's called Rixo Grill...apparently they used to be on O'Connor Dr just east of Pape.

Anyone know anything about the food?

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    hungry_pangolin May 14, 2009 08:37 AM

    From the spelling, would I be wrong to assume that it's Albanian?

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    1. re: hungry_pangolin
      phoenikia May 14, 2009 08:47 AM

      It's Serbian. Schnitzels, cevapi, grilled meat, spinach pies, burek, etc. Frozen food to go, too.

      Might have to give this a try soon!

      907 Millwood Rd, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

      1. re: phoenikia
        pinstripeprincess May 14, 2009 08:53 AM

        curious... where have been your best yugo/serb style food experiences been? i'm still standing by mcadam's place and bosna cafe but would like to test out a few others.

        1. re: pinstripeprincess
          phoenikia May 14, 2009 09:00 AM

          Haven't had any great Serbian or Yugoslavian experiences in TO, to tell you the truth. My last good experience was in the Garment District in NYC last December!

          The best homestyle Croatian meal I've experienced was in Ottawa at Dalmacia on Carling 2 years ago, but I understand they merged with Amber Garden (more Polish, with some Hungarian dishes AFAIK) and I don't know if the cook changed after the merger. Looks like the current menu has a little bit from most of the major players in Eastern Europe- a Pan-Eastern European restaurant :-) http://www.ambergarden.net/

          Amber Garden
          1702 Ave Carling, Ottawa, ON K2A1C6, CA

          1. re: phoenikia
            pinstripeprincess May 14, 2009 10:15 AM

            thanks... very curious... all i know of is what i go by at these restos recommended by serbian friends. i've been happy enough so far but better is... better!

    2. Brain of J May 12, 2009 01:26 PM

      I live just down the street from their old spot. Funny, it's a Chinese restaurant that moved into their old space on O'Connor. I hope Rixo has better success on Millwood than he did on O'Connor; there was never a soul in the place.

      As for the new Chinese restaurant, I've done takeout there about five times and the food is decent but nothing special. The young man behind the counter is always wanting feedback on the menu and will try to prepare anything for you that you may like but is not on the menu. A very nice guy.

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      1. re: Brain of J
        tochowchick May 12, 2009 04:09 PM

        Thanks B of J...it seems to me an odd fit in this neighbourhood...will probably stroll over and give them a try in the next couple of weeks...I'll post if/when I do.

        1. re: tochowchick
          kashay May 14, 2009 03:54 AM

          Please do give a report when you do! Thank you in advance.

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